National Researcher (2 Positions)

Bachelor's Degree   Kabul, Afghanistan Full Time 984
Date Posted:Jan 6, 2019
Closing Date:Jan 14, 2019
Work Type:Full Time
Number of Vacancies:2
Functional Area:Research/Survey
Salary Range:Salary is negotiable
Years of Experience:4 Years
Contract Duration:Open Ended
Extension Possibility:No
Contract Type:Long-term
Probation Period:3 months
Required Languages:

About Samuel Hall:

Samuel Hall. is a research and consulting company with headquarters in Kabul, Afghanistan. We specialize in socio-economic surveys, private sector studies, monitoring & evaluations and impact assessments for governmental, non-governmental and international organizations.

Job Summary:

Samuel Hall is seeking an experienced and professional National Researcher to join its team for a full-time position based in our Kabul office. The responsibilities of the National Researcher are:

Skills Required:

Not available

Provinces to travel:

Skills Description:


Duties & Responsibilities:

Objective 1 – Research

Assume all responsibilities of the project cycle from A to Z, with the assistance, support and overall guidance of the Project Manager

Design research methodologies and tools

Conduct secondary research, literature reviews and key informant interviews

Conduct fieldwork in Kabul and at times in other provinces, depending on security and prior decision

Manage fieldwork logistics

Analyze data, transcribe notes, write progress reports, field reports and sections of draft reports and present at client meetings

Occasionally translate research tools such as questionnaires, focus group discussion guidelines, interview guidelines, training documents, presentations, authorization letters, field interviews, field notes, executive summaries, reports, and briefings

Cover various topics and themes, including public and private sector research, humanitarian and development evaluations and studies on education, migration, marginalized communities, gender, labour, market assessments, protection, rule of law, etc.

Provide the above services in both written and spoken English and Dari; knowledge of Pashto is an asset

Objective 2 – Problem Solving and Management

Review past translations and documents from other team members and provide feedback in order to improve the quality of the work when needed

Identify gaps and propose solutions regarding tool design, data collection, and analysis

Supervise qualitative data collection efforts when needed and manage several enumerators

Devise potential tests and training materials for national applicants

Keep an updated database of relevant national contacts

Keep a strong and professional relationship with the Project Manager throughout the project cycle

Be proactive and propose innovative ideas for the improvement of the research cycle and office procedures related to research tasks

Job Location:

Afghanistan, Kabul


Applicants will need to possess and be able to demonstrate the following qualifications and transferable skills:

Advanced university degree with a minimum of four years of higher education

Complete written and oral fluency in English and Dari; Pashto is an asset

Exceptional English writing skills

Proven experience working in research in Afghanistan and on at least one of our areas of thematic expertise

Keen attention to detail

Ability to adapt and work well within a team

Ability to cope well under pressure, work occasionally irregular hours and meet tight deadlines

Job Keywords:

National Researcher (2 Positions)
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